During adolescence, many young people become interested in dating for the first time. This can also cause concern for parents. A young person who has a trusting relationship with parents is more likely to be ready to discuss these issues. It’s good for a parent to know who the young person is going out with, but restricting their dating too much will usually increase their opposition. Instead of restrictions, you should talk about respecting the other person and your child’s own limits, values and expectations.
In a video, young people involved in the Kölvi project talk about what dating is like in Finland and what young people hope for from their parents in relation to this.